8-vehicle crash leads state route to close over two hours

Eight vehicles were involved -- five needed to be towed from the scene

Multi-vehicle crash, Howland


HOWLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – A multi-vehicle crash on State Route 82 closed the road for about two hours.

The crash happened around 3:40 p.m. Monday in the westbound lanes of Route 82 — just west of State Route 46.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, there was heavy snowfall at the time, leaving the road completely covered.

Two people were injured and needed to be transported to a nearby hospital.

Eight vehicles were involved — five needed to be towed from the scene.

One man told WKBN that he almost got hit when he got out of his car to check things out.

“I got out to call 911, check on injuries, airbag deployments, and at that point, someone else got hit. I believe they slid and hit me again and still, they were coming. I jumped the median wall,” said Brian Keith, of Poland.

Several crashes occurred in this area — ahead and behind the crash scene — around the same time.

Howland Township Police Department was on the scene and assisted in the investigation of all crashes.

The incident remains under investigation and no citations have been issued at this time.

Accident map - Route 82 between E. Market Street and Route 11 in Howland

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